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African and Middle Eastern food store Al Basha grocery in Tucson, Arizona is now proud to provide an “opportunity for people to see each other as real people, and have a normal interaction with people who ordinarily might not interact in their day-to-day lives,” according to regular shopper Jesse Davis, […]
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An Improbable Relic of Auschwitz: a Shofar That Defied the Nazis The daughter of a Holocaust survivor has brought forward a ram’s horn trumpet and her father’s account of the power of belief amid death. He described for his family how, despite the danger, this shofar, or ceremonial ram’s horn, […]
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Orthodox Jews Sick of Being ‘Photographed Like Animals’ by Tourists Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents are fed up with tourists who swarm their insular neighborhoods by the busload — all to gawk at their clothing and customs. “People snap pictures of you like you’re on some sort of display — like […]
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While people often assume that Hasidic women are relegated to the kitchen, many of them love to cook. Some even love to cook so much they make a career out of it. For Chanie Apfelbaum,  Instagram Influencer known as Busy in Brooklyn and cookbook author of “Millennial Kosher,” her entré into […]
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The Story Behind Iceland’s Only Rabbi Estimates of Iceland’s Jewish population range from zero to a couple hundred. Officially and legally, the government of Iceland doesn’t recognize Judaism as a religion. Rabbi Avi Feldman, a tall, lanky 27-year-old with a tawny beard who hails from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, has made […]
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Jacob Benezra Has a Unique Story to Tell as an African American, Jewish Basketball Player When he arrives at the bench, the hoodie comes off to reveal that his head is covered by a bright blue yarmulke with an engraved orange basketball. At that point, something even rarer is divulged […]
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Meet New York’s Hasidic Jewish Bagpipe Player Not every bagpipe-playing altar boy considering joining the priesthood grows up to be a Hasidic Jew — but Ian Sherman did. Ian, known today in many circles by his Hebrew name Ephraim Eliyahu, was born to a Scottish Catholic mother and an Eastern […]
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Herman Wouk: Remembrances The enduring appeal of Herman Wouk’s many novels speaks volumes — and though he’s well past the century mark, he’s still writing. The man who wrote “The Caine Mutiny,” Herman Wouk, was once a naval officer himself and has just published the book he says will be […]
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